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How to Manage Retirement Accounts When Getting Divorced in California

If you are seeking a divorce in California, and you are nearing the age of retirement, you may be worried about your retirement accounts. If you are not nearing retirement age and you are seeking a divorce in Orange County, California, you should probably still be a little concerned about your retirement accounts. In many…

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The Maggio Law Firm Offers Advice on Preparing for a Deposition in a California Divorce

Being asked to sit for a deposition in a divorce may seem a bit intimidating at first. Deponents will find themselves a lot more relaxed and in control if they know what to expect during the process. At a divorce deposition, the deponent will be giving testimony under oath. He or she will be asked…

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The Maggio Law Firm Explains the Process of Collaborative Divorce

Collaborative divorce is a way for a couple to get divorced without going through the contentious process of litigation. The goal of a collaborative divorce is for the couple to end their marriage in a peaceful way and to create a plan for the future. Collaborative divorce is a combination of the mediation and litigation…

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Making Divorce Easier on Your Kids

In a divorce, it can be children who suffer the most. The upheaval that divorce causes can have a lasting effect on children’s lives, so it’s important for parents to try and minimize the impact of divorce on their children. Every member of a family struggles to get through a divorce. It’s not just the…

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Dealing with the Emotional Challenges of Divorce

Going through a divorce is a stressful event that can significantly impact your future, but you don’t have to let your divorce ruin your life. There are things you can do now and later to minimize the emotional impact of your divorce. Regardless of whether you or your spouse started the divorce proceedings, it is…

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Major Factors Used in Calculating Child Support in California

California uses a child support guideline formula to determine the appropriate amounts owed to the custodial parent. This guideline depends heavily on net income and the amount of time each parent spends with the child or children. The California Family Court looks at two main factors when calculating child support: each parent’s net income and…

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The Maggio Law Firm Explains the Benefits of Choosing Mediation

Going through a divorce can be a difficult time for couples. Not only must they decide on an attorney to hire, but they must also consider whether a divorce can be handled through mediation rather than litigation. Mediation is a practical option that can offer couples a chance to end their marriage in the spirit…

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The Essential California Divorce Document Checklist

When filing for a divorce in California, there are a number of different documents you should provide for your attorney, so that he or she can know how to best proceed in the matter. Depending on the issues involved in your case, you may wish to produce documents that date back approximately a year prior…

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Can Long-Term Spousal Support Be Terminated or Modified in California?

Long-term spousal support in California cases can be amended or terminated under certain circumstances. Supporting partners have a number of different options available to them, if they wish to pursue a modification or termination of the support they provide. In most cases, long-term spousal support can be terminated or modified at any time during the…

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Unmarried Mothers Should Consult With an Orange County Family Law Attorney

Unmarried mothers face a number of legal issues that must be dealt with to secure the health and happiness of their child. A family law attorney can help unmarried mothers navigate these difficult legal issues and secure adequate child support. Unfortunately, many unmarried women find themselves alone after they become pregnant and the father of…

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Who Foots the Bill in a California Divorce?

Dealing with divorce is complicated enough, but having to deal with dividing debts makes it considerably more difficult. How a couple’s debt is divided depends on a number of different factors. In California, the community is liable for all debts that were incurred during the marriage, regardless of which partner actually incurred the debt and…

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